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SAP Labs Israel

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The R&D center in Israel, usually referred to as SAP Labs Israel, is one of the global strategic development centers for SAP.


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A powerhouse of opportunity, innovation, and fun

Do you want to help the world run better and improve people’s lives, while at the same time working for one of the world's largest software companies? At SAP Labs Israel, you can do this in an open, innovative, collaborative, dynamic, and green environment that feels like home and inspires you to do your best work.

Founded in 1998, the R&D center in Israel is today best known for its work on SAP Business Technology Platform and related services, as well as cutting-edge work on deep learning and computer vision. We are now also responsible for development of the Gigya customer identity management platform.

Our vision is to lead SAP cloud technology. Our mission is to develop ideas into great enterprise cloud products and technology, while injecting a startup spirit into everything we do. SAP Labs Israel is a driver of innovation within SAP, leading a diverse range of activities with the local ecosystem, including early stage investments, strategic partnerships, and much more.

What is it we do at SAP Labs Israel?

Fearless innovation – in an ultra-modern and agile work environment

Emerging technologies

Do you like to think out of the box? Like to use cutting-edge technologies? Do you want to work in hot areas like cloud and machine learning, or even look for the next big thing? Here at the R&D center in Israel, you have the opportunity to do all this and more, all while shaping the future in one of the world's leading technology companies with the feel of a start-up.

Get your geek on – and design and build the best technology

We develop for a wide array of strategic SAP products, focusing on SAP Business Technology Platform, but also covering other solutions in areas including customer identity management, machine learning, and people engagement.

Development experience for SAP Business Technology Platform

Our Development Experience group for SAP Business Technology Platform is responsible for creating state of the art cloud development environments that covers the end-to-end development cycle of SAP business applications.

SAP Business Application Studio

A powerful and modern development environment, tailored for efficient development of business applications for the Intelligent Enterprise. Available as a cloud service, SAP Business Application Studio provides a desktop-like experience similar to market leading IDEs and accelerate time-to-market with high-productivity development tools. This simplifies and saves time in setting up your development environment and allows you to efficiently develop, test, build, and run your solution locally or in the cloud.

SAP Portal Services

Our group for SAP Portal Services is leading the transition of SAP’s user experience towards a modern, flexible, and intuitive user experience (UX) in the cloud. Powered by SAP Business Technology Platform, the group develops innovative products based on cutting-edge technologies that serve thousands of customers globally, across industries.

SAP Business Technology Platform Portal
With SAP Business Technology Platform Portal, you can create engaging Web sites to deliver Web-based access to your on-premise systems.

SAP Fiori Cloud
SAP Fiori Cloud provides a modern, simple, and responsive UX for SAP’s core business processes through simple and cost effective cloud services.

Commercialization and multicloud enablement

Commercial foundation for SAP Business Technology Platform

Our commercial foundation group for SAP Business Technology Platform builds the infrastructure that provisions and manages the platform commercially – from order entry to provisioning the system, measuring the platform usage and billing it back. As one of our latest innovations, we have helped extend SAP Business Technology Platform with a consumption-based pricing model that is run in our infrastructure and provides more choice for our customers.
Multicloud enablement for SAP Business Technology Platform
Our multicloud group enables SAP Business Technology Platform to run on infrastructure as a service from different vendors, following SAP's multicloud strategy. SAP Business Technology Platform is the first and only digital enterprise platform that offers you the flexibility to use the infrastructure provider of your choice: SAP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure (as public beta) and Google (as public beta).

SAP Customer Data Cloud (SAP Gigya)

Today’s customers demand a balance between hyper-personalized experiences and data privacy. SAP Customer Data cloud (formally known as Gigya) offers a single platform that enables brands to build trusted relationships with businesses, partners and customers. Its market-leading Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM), Enterprise Consent and Preference Management (ECPM) solutions help business connect to more customers, collect more first-party data, and convert that consent-based data into personalized relationships.

SAP Customer Data cloud is offered as a SaaS solution, serving billions of end customers across the world 24/7. The solution is built with the latest cloud native technologies and handles huge data loads and some of the world biggest events.  

Israel Venture Lab – growing start-ups from within

Israel Venture Lab finds and nurtures the best entrepreneurial-minded employees. They are guided, mentored, and funded to help them successfully develop their visions into profitable new businesses following an accelerator and venture capital approach. The program creates the framework and processes that allow employees to adopt the mindset and working style of a start-up and bring their product to market quickly and successfully. The program allows employees to form their own start-ups within SAP.


Knowing the importance of exploring new technologies and devices beyond our everyday work, whether for fun or as a means to spark creativity, we established a local D-Shop, a "maker's garage" for employees. At D-Shop, we explore the latest technologies, including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Google Cardboard, 3D printing, drones, brainwave reading, and augmented reality.

SAP and the Israeli ecosystem

We bring value to SAP by connecting SAP's lines of business to the ecosystem's solutions and technologies, injecting innovation into everything we do to support our mission of developing ideas into great enterprise products. SAP Labs Israel collaborates with hundreds of start-ups, as well as academia and other corporate multinationals to bring our mission to life.

Partnerships with start-ups

As part of "Start-up Nation", SAP Labs Israel reaches out to the vibrant Israeli start-up ecosystem to bring innovation into the company with joint projects, partnerships, and collaboration.

SAP.iO Foundry
SAP.iO Foundries are SAP’s global network of top-tier start-up programs, including accelerators, which enable start-ups to build innovative software delivering value for SAP customers.
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SAP.iO Foundry Tel Aviv

SAP.iO Foundry Tel Aviv is a corporate startup program that helps connect SAP’s customers with our startups’ most innovative solutions. During our 12 week program, selected companies get access to SAP’s technology—they receive technical support to integrate their solution with SAP’s, and also get a tailor-made account plan which helps connect them with SAP clients globally. Partcipating startups get focused mentorship, support in PR & marketing, and awesome office-space at LABS Azrieli-Sarona.

Scaling to success

SAP's portfolio of industry-leading solutions and award-winning partner program helps start-ups win more customers and revenue. We work with more than 15,000 partners worldwide to support our customers through their digital transformation.

A culture of kindness

As a company, we work hard to make SAP a better place for our employees – and the world a better place for everyone. We donate our time, talent, and technologies and pride ourselves on the dozens of progressive initiatives we’re working on internally, with our customers and partners, and with non-profits.

Our CSR activities are based on the following three pillars:

  • Helping NGOs and social enterprises be best run
  • Powering a digitally literate generation
  • Enabling employees to take action with purpose

How our teams are changing lives

Improving accessibility for disabled and disadvantaged populations

Our employees have developed the following apps in collaboration with NGO Beit Issie Shapiro:

  • IssieBoard: an iPad keyboard suited for children and adults with disabilities
  • IssieCalc: A customizable calculator suitable for as many people as possible, including children and adults with disabilities
  • IssieDice: a customizable and accessible dice app for teachers and therapists
  • IssieSign: an app that helps children with or without disabilities learn to communicate using Israeli sign language

Fighting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
A group of volunteers from SAP Labs Israel, in collaboration with the Prize4Life organization, have developed an application to help ALS patients monitor and record the development of their disease. Based on SAP Cloud Platform and SAP HANA, the app allows anonymized data of more than 200 ALS patients from all around the world to be collected and analyzed, bringing researchers closer to understanding this mysterious disease.
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Social market
Each year we hold a one-of-a-kind social market at our Lab, with goods produced by people suffering from various disabilities.

Bring everything you are. Become everything you want.

SAPers usually stay at the company for quite some time, and we’re all about developing deep and lasting relationships with our employees. At SAP Labs Israel, we know that success means different things to different people: from climbing the leadership ladder to striking the perfect work-life balance and everything in between. So we go to great lengths to help ensure you have every opportunity to succeed in your own way. At SAP Labs Israel, we offer some of the best employee benefits in our industry, from performance-based rewards to über comprehensive packages. Your particular benefits package will depend on your position and years with the company – and all of them come with plenty of flexibility for you and your family.

Wellbeing activities: supporting a healthy and sustainable lifestyle

People who do great work deserve great support. That’s why we care about building a culture of flexibility, learning, and belonging. At SAP, you can customize your benefits experience to meet your personal and professional needs and support a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

At SAP Labs Israel, we aim to create unforgettable experiences for our employees and their families, based on the following four pillars of wellbeing:
  • Me 
  • My team
  • My family
  • My wellbeing
Our wellbeing activities include family events, holiday celebrations, gifts, lectures, leisure classes, happy hours, music concerts, summer camps, sport classes, health and beauty services, and much, much more.

The sounds of SAP Labs Israel

You might be able to imagine what life at SAP looks like, but do you know what it sounds like? Watch this employee-created video to discover the rhythm of everyday life at a company that supports passion and collaboration.

What our employees are saying

Jawad Margieh
Software Developer Raanana, Israel

Being part of a great culture, amazing people, great ideas, and true innovation, that’s what keeps me motivated and passionate about what I do.

Adi Swissa
Scrum Master Raanana, Israel

SAP is an excellent global company which allows me to be part of a talented team, working with cutting-edge technologies to develop innovative solutions for customers around the world. I am proud to work at SAP.

Check out our awards

BDI code 2020

4th Best Software Company to Work at in Israel.

The BDI survey ranks the best companies to work for in Israel. In 2020, SAP in Israel ranked among the top 10 software companies, recognizing our position as a preferred employer in Israel.

Ma'ala Index 2020

SAP Labs Israel was rated (once again) Platinum+, the highest possible ranking in the 2020 Ma'ala Index for social responsibility, thanks to our ongoing CSR efforts. We couldn’t be prouder of our employees, who totally “walk the talk” of improving people’s lives and making the world run better.

Top Employer

SAP in Israel is recognized as a "Top Employer" for 6 years in a row!

SAP in Israel has been recognized as a “Top Employer” (by Top Employers Institute) for six consecutive years, thanks to its excellent employee conditions, development opportunities, compensation and benefits packages, and company culture.

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People who do great work deserve great support. That’s why we care about building a culture of flexibility, learning, and belonging. At SAP, you can customize your benefits experience to meet your personal and professional needs and support a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Ideal candidates

We want people who think big and dream big. People who are dynamic and full of integrity. We want people who are collaborative, creative, and fun. And most of all, we want people who are passionate about helping businesses – and the world – run better and improve people’s lives.

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